Saturday, October 29, 2005

Halloween of the Past

Last Year's Halloween!
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Since tomorrow is the day for dress up (even though it is not officially Halloween), I thought I'd post last years picture. Mason was 10 mos. and boy was he a chub! I think he weighs the same now! It makes me a little sad to see how fast he is growing up! Cliche' I know, but still the truth. Happy Halloween My Love. Make Mama and Dada proud and score us a bunch of candy!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Monster Mash . . .this is not about Halloween either!

I just got back from lunch with my friend Jill, her kids, her mom and lil sister. So the demographics where something like this: 3 adults, 3 children, and one MONSTER! Yes, today Mason takes the title of Monster Child. HE. WAS. AWFUL!! (notice double exclamation points!) We got there and the first thing he did was climb under the table and proceed to eat any morsels of food he found. quick note: he did this at the same time I was using a Clorox wipe to disinfect his highchair! Have I ever mentioned how I feel about Karma? Then once the kid had an actual plate of food in front of him, he liked my friends mom's plate way more! He decided he was done eating about 45 seconds later and crawled out of his highchair. I caught him and he showed me who was boss by smearing both arms of my black shirt with refried beans. I finally decided it was hopeless and took him out of the highchair. He took off like a worldclass sprinter through the restaurant. When I captured him, he proceeded to arch the back, scream like I was ripping off his toenails, and kick his legs like a mother! I was sweating by this point and contemplated putting him in the car in his carseat so I could eat! I had flashes of legal cases in my head and tried to recall at what point it is not neglect to leave a child unattended in a parked car. Anyone know about this law? I may need to know really soon. I am exausted and pissed. Thank God the kid still takes naps! I am off to go call my friend to apoligize for ruining her lunch!

A Note:

Dear Pumpkin Smasher,
I hope you got off smashing our neighborhood pumpkins. I hope you pulled a muscle in your back in the process of breaking our 40 lb. pumpkin. I hope you are embarrassed when you can't "perform" with your pubesent nasty little girlfriend. I hope she tells your whole class about you. Waahhh! Karma is a bitch. Best Wishes and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2005

My crystal ball says. . .

I am screwed until we sell this house! Not our house, that other house that we are "flipping". It was a productive weekend at the other house! We now have all the landscaping over-grown crap chopped down and yanked, but now we have to figure out what to put in its spot. (mind you we will be trying to sell in January.) We also got the ceilings painted in the entire house, the dining room/living room painted, new shutters on the house and the garage painted. breathe
Now today is my busy day. I teach my K and 1st graders from 4-5 and then teach yoga from 6:30 -7:30. For my faithful viewers that were wondering how my first class went. . . Awesome! I was so worked up about teaching I had the poops! I decided I'd practice on my kids in the afternoon. Some of them were so into it, it totally eased my mind. When it was time to teach the adults it went so well. I had 13 women show up and no one talked at the beginning. At the end of class 5 different women came up tp me and told me how much they enjoyed it! They are already concerned about what they'll do after the 6 weeks are up. I have already been asked if I'll keep teaching! Hello Ego Booster! I am not one to toot my own horn but, "toot freakin toot"!!! Tonight is class 2 and I hope it goes as well as the first, I musn't dissapoint!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Originally uploaded by glamgranola.
I LOVE this picture!

Have you hugged a tree lately?

Originally uploaded by glamgranola.
What can I say the boy loves nature. Who doesn't kiss trees any shance they get? He is crunchy at heart!

Still me with a new look!

Hey everyone. I just was ready for a little change. The dots on the last design were causing me seizures when I would lay in bed at night. Who knows, maybe I 'll have a new design next week too?

Monday, October 17, 2005

Enya's In the House!

Being a stay at home Mom, I occasionally have days where I think to myself,"What in the HELL are you thinking?" I have to admit, I used to have an active social life, I was able at one point to drink more than A beer, and still be able to carry a somewhat intellectual conversation. I said somewhat. Anyway, now I have given all that up, to stay home, wear the very sexy nursing bra, and watch my child grow into a little person. Lately however, Mason is getting pretty naughty. We have this return vent (I think that is what it is called.) that Mason has scaled so many times that it is beyond repair. The place in the plaster where the screws once went could now hold a tube of chapstick. Just recently, I have figured something out. Mason is a very petite eater and there are days that a whole bowl of snacks will disappear in a matter of 2 minutes! Yes I think Mason has made his very own game of chutes and latters out of our perfectly functioning vent. I can't wait for a cold day to crank the heat and hear hulls of poporn popping like Jiffy Pop!
The other day was one of those days. One of those days that I would have traded jobs with the greeter at Wal-mart in a heartbeat. Mason was being so naughty I didn't know what to do. So. . .I did what any desparate Mom would do, I put in a trusty WIGGLES dvd. I escaped to the computer. Within 2 minutes I heard something so loud it jolted my body! Someway, somehow, Mason had opened the "child-proof" armoire turned on the sterio to CD and cranked the volume to about as loud as it could go. I bet you never thought of Enya as ear deafening music. It was! I went bounding down the stairs ready to lose it and when I got down there I could not believe what I saw. Mason was in the middle of the room twirling and dancing to blaring Enya. I started laughing so hard I cried, and all I could do was hug the boy and tell him how much I loved him. I wouldn't change jobs for the world.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

my BOY!!!

May-Me Himself
Originally uploaded by glamgranola.
Did I mention that one of the little boys in my class told me that Mason WAS a GIRL! Duuuhhh. . .you have to be a girl if you wear red shoes (even with a dump truck on them) and if your hair isn't a quarter-inch long! Bite me kid! My kid is the cutest kid around and I'm keepin' him. Baby mullet and all!

It's Official. . .

I am a working Mom. Well, sort of. I finished my three hours of work for the week. Monday, my first dayI was a little nervous, OK a lot nervous, but everything turned out fine. I mean who doesn't like to play Duck, duck, goose for a half hour? Then Tuesday, I got really nervous! My Mom (aka Mason's sitter) was very sick and contagious with a mouth full of cold sores. No thank you, you can keep those to yourself. So I had no option but to bring him with me. It went great! Mason was doing all he could to keep up with "If your happy and you know it. . ." Then we spent the rest of to hour having free time on the playground. Everyone loves a playground! I also had a built in babysitter. An adorable little Kindergarten girl Kylie walked behind Mason wherever he went. She pushed him ever so gently on the swings, held his hand on the bridge. . .It was so cute I almost arranged a marriage for the year 2032. So I think my mini job is going to be just fine. Now next week I start my yoga classes on Monday nights. I am pretty nervous for that one. Adults are a little harder to impress than youngin's.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Too Much Stuff . . .

At what point do I say WHOA! I have so much stuff going on (hence to lack of postage). We closed on our "investment house" on Friday and Mike Started roofing it within a half hour of closing. . .I haven't seen him since! The man is a roofing fool, he was conserving his energy by peeing off the roof and not using precious energy to climb the latter for a useless bathroom trip. Hey when you've got the tools to aim why not use them right? Ah, the joys of having man meat.

On another note, I start my JOB today. That's right, I will be starting my afterschool program today. From 4-5 I will be sweating profusely from trying to entertain 14 Kinders and 1st graders. Then next week I start my adult yoga class. It is such a change from just staying home. Although it is only a combined 4 hours, I need to feel somewhat prepared. And I am lacking on that feeling. Anyone willing to send me good vibes BRING IT! I need em'

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I'm Stuck Post

Part I

A few nights ago I was woken up at 1:30am to a Mason cry. Don't get me wrong, it is still almost a nightly ritual for him to get up at least once, but this night it was different. This time, it was an "I am scared/ or hurt /or need help cry." I bolted up the stairs or as fast as my legs move at that hour and into his room. Mason was standing up holding onto the side of his crib crying, "th-tuck, th-tuck, th-tuck."The boy was wrapped up in his blanket like a burrito and couldn't move. he was indeed stuck. I couldn't help but laugh after of couse getting him un-raveled. Poor kid is probably having mummy dreams and it isn't even Halloween yet!

Part II
I go in spurts with reading. There was a period pre- Mason was born that I read sometimes 3 books a week. Now post-Mason I am luck to read 6 books a year. I happend to be watching Oprah last week (which I never do anymore because she drives me crazy) and it was her book club show. The book is called A Million Little Pieces. It is non-fiction about addiction, drug and alcohol. It is raw. It is violent. It is absolutely captivating! It hits close to home for me since my family is plagued with addiction and I haven't been able to put it down. Except of course when Mason starts to rip the pages. I have 15 more pages and I promise to be un-stuck!

Saturday, October 01, 2005